Paper News & Gossip: John Terry for Turkey, Michael Carrick Injury Woe

Ian Rodgers@irodgers66World Football Staff WriterNovember 13, 2013

Paper News & Gossip: John Terry for Turkey, Michael Carrick Injury Woe

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    Chelsea captain John Terry leads the headlines in the sports pages on Wednesday morning.

    The former England defender has been targeted by a former Premier League manager, who is now at a Turkish club.

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has suffered an injury blow, according to the papers, but there could be a silver lining at Old Trafford for the former West Ham man.

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is also looking at an extended stay on the sidelines.

    Who else is making the headlines on Wednesday? Read on to find out more. 

Galatasaray Manager Roberto Mancini Targets Transfer Move for John Terry

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    Chelsea defender John Terry has emerged as a transfer target for Galatasaray, reports Geoff Sweet of The Sun (subscription required).

    Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is now in charge of the Turkish club. What's more, the Italian is willing to match the 32-year-old's current salary of £150,000 per week, according to the report.

    Terry has been a first-team regular this season under Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho after being sidelined by interim boss Rafael Benitez last year.

    In other news, James Nursey of the Daily Mirror reports West Brom have hit back at Mourinho over his "Mickey Mouse" comments at the weekend, while Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror says Chelsea midfielder Ramires has played down reports linking him with Real Madrid. 

Manchester United Midfielder Michael Carrick out for '6 Weeks'

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    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick could be out until Christmas, report Andy Martin and Dominic Fifield of The Guardian.

    The England international has been forced to withdraw from Roy Hodgson's squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany with an Achilles problem.

    It now appears Carrick could be out for a total of six weeks with the problem, according to the report.

    However, the midfielder is also poised for some good news, with Gary Jones of the Daily Star reporting that Carrick is on the verge of signing a new two-year deal at Old Trafford.

    Meanwhile, United manager David Moyes is set for a £50 million spending spree in January. The Scot is understood to have Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira of Real Madrid in his sights, according to Jones

Mixed Injury Reports on Manchester City Defender Vincent Kompany

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    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been dealt a blow after captain Vincent Kompany was ruled out until next month with a leg muscle injury, reports Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail.

    The Belgium international has not played since limping out of the win over Everton at the start of last month, and medical staff in his own country believe the problem needs time to heal.

    However, David Anderson of the Daily Mirror claims Kompany could return to the City team for the game against Tottenham on Nov. 24.

    Elsewhere, Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reports City striker Edin Dzeko has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund to replace Robert Lewandowski, while Dominic Fifield of The Guardian reports City goalkeeper Joe Hart has received a vote of confidence from Arsenal No. 1 Wojciech Szczesny. 

Striker Nicklas Bendtner Urged to Leave Arsenal by Denmark Coach

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    Denmark coach Morten Olsen has urged Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner to leave the Gunners in January, reports Simon Jones of the Daily Mail.

    Bendtner has started just two games for Arsene Wenger's team this season, and his international manager believes the forward needs to move on to develop his career.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have asked England to restrict midfielder Jack Wilshere to the forthcoming Chile friendly only, claims John Cross of the Daily Mirror.

    Wenger has spoken with England boss Roy Hodgson and is hopeful that the 21-year-old will be allowed to rest an ankle problem instead of playing against Germany at Wembley next Tuesday, claims the article.

    Jack De Menezes of The Independent claims the Gunners and Manchester United will be alerted by the news that Marco Reus does have a release clause in his contract with Borussia Dortmund. 

Bits and Pieces: Daniel Agger, Luke Shaw, John Arne Riise, Middlesbrough

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    Liverpool defender Daniel Agger admits life on the Anfield bench has been difficult, but he will not complain if he is left out of the side again by Brendan Rodgers, reports David Anderson of the Daily Mirror.

    The Denmark international made his first start in almost two months in the win over Fulham on Saturday, but he will not cause problems for the Reds boss if he returns to the bench.

    Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has revealed that England manager Roy Hodgson asked to be paid in opera tickets during his time in charge of the San Siro club, reports Antony Kastrinakis of The Sun (subscription required).

    Tottenham will target Southampton defender Luke Shaw if they miss out on Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao, reports Tom Collomosse of The Independent.

    Spurs are also considering a move for 18-year-old Santos winger Neilton, claims David Kent of the Daily Mail.

    Fulham defender John Arne Riise has warned that he could leave the club if he cannot force his way back into the starting line-up, reports The Sun (subscription required).

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed his former Real Madrid assistant Aitor Karanka to succeed at Middlesbrough if the former Spain defender is appointed as manager, claims Tony Little of The Sun (subscription required).